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MCC at a Glance

Metropolitan Community College is a comprehensive, full-service public community college supported by the taxpayers of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Its purpose is to provide high quality educational programs and services, primarily in career preparation and general education, to people of all ages and educational backgrounds.

Campus Locations

View various MCC campus locations, including maps and other important information.

Hours of operation for Student Services, Advisors/Counselors, Testing Center, Financial Aid, Career Network Center and Veterans Services.

Additional information about MCC is available at the Institutional Research website and in MCC's Self Study.


MCC was created in 1974 when the Nebraska State Legislature consolidated the original eight technical community college areas into six. That year, the programs, personnel, assets and liabilities of the former Omaha Nebraska Technical Community College Area merged with the Eastern Nebraska Technical Community College Area under a new name: the Metropolitan Technical Community College Area. In 1992, the Legislature voted to change the name to Metropolitan Community College Area.


The College is governed by an 11-member board of governors. The members represent five districts with one member at large. Members serve four-year terms.


  • The president serves as chief executive officer of the College and reports to the Board of Governors.
  • The vice president for Academic Affairs is the College's chief academic officer who oversees all activities in more than 100 credit programs at the College and leads full-time and adjunct instructors in course and curriculum development.
  • The vice president for Student Affairs oversees operations at MCC's three campuses and five centers, including student services, financial aid, enrollment and records, recruitment, student life and student housing.
  • The vice president for Strategic Initiatives provides leadership within areas of the college that connect the community to MCC through enrollment services, e-learning, continuing education and K-12 partnerships.
  • The vice president for Administrative Services serves as the chief financial officer for the college and oversees many administrative services areas including accounting services, budget management, student accounts, financial aid, purchasing services, facilities management, public safety and information technology.
  • The associate vice president for Equity and Inclusion oversees affirmative action, equity and diversity and intercultural education.
  • The associate vice president for Human Resources provides oversight for all human resource functions, ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, and works collaboratively across the College to develop and improve human resource programs and services for the benefit of the faculty and staff.
  • The senior aide to the President provides strategic and operational leadership, direction and oversight for the College's development, grant-writing and fund-raising efforts.

To learn more about MCC's organizational structure, view the Organizational Charts.


MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The accrediting bodies of various professional associations also approve many individual programs.


In 2016-17, MCC derived most of its revenue from state aid (26.7 percent) and property taxes (46.4 percent). The remainder came from tuition and fees (25.9 percent) and other sources (less than 1 percent).

Faculty/Staff 2016-17

  • 250 full-time faculty
  • 918 part-time faculty 
  • 558 full-time staff
  • 39 part-time staff

Student Profile 2016-17

  • Average age: 26.7
  • 30.9 percent full-time, 69.1 percent part-time
  • 54.7 percent female, 45.3 percent male
  • 33.8 percent minority


2016-17 enrollment was 25,080 credit students and 20,211 noncredit students.

Average class size 

15 students per class.


MCC offers more than 100 one- and two-year career programs in business administration, computer and office technologies, culinary arts, industrial and construction technologies, nursing and allied health, social sciences and services, and visual and electronic technologies, as well as academic transfer programs. General support courses, classes for business and industry and continuing education courses also are important parts of the College's service to the community.

Costs and Fees

  • Go to listing of Tuition and Fees

    *NOTE: The College's tuition and fees schedule is subject to change without prior notice by and at the discretion of MCC.


During the 2016-17 academic year, 1,494 students graduated from MCC, with 1,595 awards. Students graduated with associate degrees, certificates of achievement, specialist diplomas and GEDs.

Economic Impact

A 2018 economic impact study by Emsi quantifies just how much MCC’s activities benefit its four-county service area and beyond. A few highlights:

  • Brain gain. When students take classes at MCC, earn a certificate or graduate with a degree, Nebraska’s economy benefits.
  • In the fiscal year 2015-16, MCC added $1.2 billion to the economy via brain gain.
  • Area attractiveness. The presence of training and higher education programs increase the attractiveness of the community and encourage the startup and/or relocation of other businesses in the state, influencing growth in non-education industries.
  • Safe investment. An average of $11.90 for every dollar invested in MCC educations will accrue to benefits in Nebraska over the course of the students' careers. 
  • Unemployment. The presence of MCC reduces unemployment in one of Omaha’s most economically disadvantaged areas.
  • Jobs. MCC supports directly and indirectly supports the equivalent of  18,268 jobs in the state.

You can see a brief overview of the in-depth study by viewing the Executive Summary or continuing to the section-by-section breakdown below.

Previous economic impact studies included a 2009 study conducted in partnership with the Nebraska Community College Association and a 2013 study conducted by Goss & Associates. MCC's goal for these studies was to hire specialists to provide the public with a clearer picture of the College’s impact on the local economy.

To learn more about the 2009 study, view the Executive Summary (2009) and summaries by perspective: Taxpayer Perspective SummarySocial Benefits Perspective SummaryBusiness Perspective Summary and Student Perspective Summary. To learn more about the 2013 study, view the Executive Summary (2013) of that year.

The model EMSI used to measure MCC’s impact on the economy took more than a year to develop and has been subjected to peer review and field-tested on more than 1,800 educational institutions in four countries. The results are based on solid economic theory, carefully drawn functional relationships and a wealth of national and local education-related data.

Self Study

MCC Annual Facts

Executive Summary

Complete Self Study



Chapter 1: Profile of MCC and the Economy

Chapter 2: Economic Impacts on the MCC Service Area Economy

Chapter 3: Investment Analysis

Chapter 4: Sensitivity Analysis

Chapter 5: Conclusion

Resources and References


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